Black Teachers and Students Matter

From Michael Z. Muhammad - Final Call

The purpose of education and the critical role of Black educators for our children

“The acquiring of knowledge for our children and ourselves must not be limited to the three R’s—reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic. It should instead include the history of the Black nation, the knowledge of civilization of man and the universe, and all sciences. It will make us a greater people of tomorrow.”—The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, “Message To The Blackman in America”

PHILADELPHIA—At BMEC, Over 1,000 educators, principals, and administrators from around the country gathered in Philadelphia essentially affirming what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Eternal Leader of the Nation of Islam, established starting in the 1930s. The understanding that Black students need Black teachers who understand the importance of culturally relevant education and the purpose of education.

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